About KonMari Method® in Santa Cruz

Developed by Marie Kondo and popularized worldwide through her bestseller The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,  Mia’s KonMari Method® in Santa Cruz is essentially a process of restructuring our personal relationship with possessions. With this method we not only learn effective organization, but most importantly about choosing joy and keeping what truly matters in our lives.


KonMari Method® in Santa Cruz

KonMari Method® in Santa Cruz
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The KonMari Method® includes six major principles:

  1. Commit yourself to tidying up

  2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle

  3. Finish discarding first

  4. Tidy by category, not by location

  5. Follow the right order

  6. Ask yourself if it sparks joy

The most notable way the KonMari Method® differs from other organizational methods (Rule 4) is that we tidy by category, and not location. Instead of organizing by spot in your home (such as a closet), we will organize by type of object.


KonMari Method® in Santa Cruz


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The categories are:

  1. Clothing

  2. Books

  3. Papers

  4. Komono (Miscellaneous)

  5. Sentimental


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Clothing: As the first category, clothing items are ones that we use routinely and can be very personal. We start with this category so as to practice identifying joy in items that are important to us and literally kept close to our hearts.
Books: Contrary to rumor, there is no rule about how many books one can keep using the KonMari Method®. As long as you take the time to hold each book and be honest with yourself about it’s future in your life, there is no limit!
Papers: Paperwork can be particularly tedious to organize. By the time we get to this third category, we are usually “getting the hang” of sorting, discarding, and keeping what we truly need.
Komono (Miscellaneous): The miscellaneous category often contains the most volume of items in a household.  All kitchen, bathroom, hobby, and equipment items belong here.
Sentimental: As we sort through the previous four categories, any “keepsake” item gets put aside for this last category. Once we look at all of our sentimental together, we can take the time to feel what the correct decision is regarding storing, displaying, or discarding these belongings.